San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Lake District is a landscape of the sublime. It is a landscape that has inspired JMW Turner, John Ruskin and William Wordsworth. It is a landscape that captures the imagination and a place shaped by the people that have lived and worked in the lakes over millennia. This weekend aims to explore notions of the sublime, the feeling of awe in the mountain’s but also ideas related to the human dimension, to the realities of eking a living in mountains. This weekend will explore through painting, photography, site visits, discussions and lectures a sense of place. To express a personal response to a landscape, which has inspired artists, poets and writers for centuries.
Our base for the weekend will be at The Lodore Falls Hotel in Borrowdale overlooking Lake Derwent. You can choose whether you wish to spend the weekend painting with Kane or exploring the archaeology of the area with John. However, if you wish you can opt into either the painting or archaeology sessions on any of the days. The programme includes painting, sketching, photography, explorations of the archaeology of the city and social events.
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Palette and Trowel
This is Palette and Trowel's second year offering a new kind of holiday experience. This programme has been developed by artist and lecturer Kane Cunningham and City of York archaeologist John Oxley. Together we have collaborated on a range of creative projects, exhibited work, given lectures and led walks and tours across the UK, Europe and Russia. In 2016 we are offering three unique experiences for people interested in art, archaeology and the landscape.